In Germany, Nicki graduated from the Pestalozzi Gymnasium, High School of the Performing Arts, with a Major in Latin and Fine Arts. After 2 years of studying at the University of Music in Munich, she relocated to New York to become a makeup artist. Starting out in print and fashion she quickly moved on to design makeup for independent movies, tv shows and major motion pictures. Nicki has designed films and tv shows for some of the most prestiges directors in the business, such as The Coen Borthers, Steven Soderberg and Martin Scorsese. Nicki is a 5 time Emmy nominee for the tv shows "Sex and the City", Steven Soderbergh's drama "The Knick" and Martin Scorsese's HBO series "VINYL". Nicki won an Emmy Award for her makeup design of "Boardwalk Empire", the pilot, directed by Martin Scorsese. "The Devil Wears Prada" earned Nicki a BAFTA nominee, she is also 4 time nominee and 1 time recipient of the Hollywood Guild Awards. Some of Nicki’s most recent makeup design work includes the film musical "The Greatest Showman" and the highly anticipated dramas of 2019 "The Irishman" by Martin Scorses and Todd Phillip's "Joker". Nicki was one of the first women to be honored with the "Designing Women Award" by "New York Women In Film and Televison" for her overall body of work. Nicki is a member of the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" and the "Bristish Academy of Film and Television Arts" (BAFTA).
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